Comments on string theory on AdS3

Amit Giveon*, David Kutasov, Nathan Seiberg

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We study string propagation on AdS3 times a compact space from an "old fashioned" worldsheet point of view of perturbative string theory. We derive the spacetime CFT and its Virasoro and current algebras, thus establishing the conjectured AdS/CFT correspon-dence for this case in the full string theory. Our results have implications for the extreme IR limit of the D1 -D5 system, as well as to 2+1 dimensional BTZ black holes and their Bekenstein-Hawking entropy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)733-780
Number of pages48
JournalAdvances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1998


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